OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-07-002?:
Fimbristylis spadicea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Fimbristylis harperi

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Fimbry


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image of Fimbristylis caroliniana, Carolina Fimbry

Keith Bradley    kab_f_caroliniana_09121

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Inflorescence terminal, cymose, with sessile and pedicellate spikelets, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-07-002?:
Fimbristylis spadicea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Fimbristylis harperi

 

Find by scientific name:

3927

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in brackish or alkaline sands of marsh edges and dune swales, less typically in savannas or pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets pale brown or red-brown
Bisexual
3 stamens

Inflorescence a terminal anthela

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pale to deep brown
Achene

 

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